July 15, 2013 Subject:
Interesting quote from Ned Lagin: "Some of the business and management and touring family were not particularly receptive to my being there. They did not want to see the band go off into outer space and not return. There were people who thought those prescribed happy sequences of Grateful Dead tunes should just go on."
Regarding this Winterland run: "The plan was that I would guest every night...I played mostly through all the second sets every night, and two sets & two encores on the last night - for some of Weir's tunes and some rock & roll tunes, I would split and then come back. Extra equipment was added so I could hear and be heard continuously and recorded in stereo, and filmed - a lot of preparation went into how they would photograph me. Jerry had some tune sequences and jam goals in mind... It was so disappointing when it turned out, while some of my tracks were OK, some of my tracks were damaged or had disappeared. It was decided I could replace my tracks later..."
As the band changed direction in the next year, and presumably didn't include him in their plans, Lagin became disillusioned and it was agreed that he would be "removed from the movie as much as possible... To be in it would mean I would have to do all these overdubs to fix the damaged or missing tracks. It looked like that could drag on forever. I felt that if I wasn't going to be involved with the Dead in performance anymore, why should I be in the movie?"
October 19, 2011 Subject:
This won't play.
There's something wrong with the stream on this one. Tried it multiple times & no good.
I've heard other versions, though. Not the most interesting show of the year, though very competently played and with some great moments.
October 18, 2010 Subject:
had this part of the show on cassette for YEARS!
Wore it out playing the Dark Star>Morning Dew. This in absolutely unbelieveable 90 minutes of music. Must listen to Dead.
August 17, 2010 Subject:
dark star > dew
is the reason i listen to the dead, that is just amazing cant put it into words
the dark star gets fat and heavy near the end which is pretty sweet and the dew just rocks so perfect
great (half) show in general, shame we only get the second half but i wont complain its great!
love this us blues, i bleve its the one from the movie?
July 20, 2010 Subject:
Keith and Jerry
Great tape!! Hearing Jerry and Keith play during this show was excellent. Thank you so much!! Can't remember if I was there but none the less this is a super recording of a SUPER night.
Reviewer:Shooting Dark Star
July 5, 2010 Subject:
This is an Audience recording
And a truely amazing audience recording it is. The sole reason this is the only copy of this show that is in streaming format here on Archive. If every recording of every show sounded like this, we would render soundboards obsolete.
December 5, 2009 Subject:
One of best Dark Stars
A band at the peak of their powers, laying it down for what they thought, maybe, would be the last time.
Sure, every one of them here would play in the band again, but it would never be the same as before The Break.